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History of the Purple
Rumor has it that Amethyst was a personal favorite of Queen
Catherine the Great of Russia.
has been a prized gem for centuries. It is the birthstone for Pisces and the
month of February, and the gemstone for the 6th anniversary of marriage. The
stone is included in royal collections all over the world, from ancient Egypt to the
British crown jewels. The Smithsonian has an amethyst that weighs 400 pounds!
Ancient civilizations prized the stone more than many gems, which today, enjoy
more recognition and value, including the Sapphire and the Ruby. In olden
times, Amethyst saw its place in the Christian church, worn on Bishops’ rings.
The royal purple color used to symbolize Christ. Saint Valentine was thought to
wear a ring set with an antique Amethyst carved with an image of Cupid. The
stone is also a symbol of Saint Matthias. There are a number of Biblical
references to the amethyst. It was also one of the twelve precious stones in
the high priest Aaron’s breastplate. The twelfth foundation of the Holy City
was built of amethyst. For some time, true amethyst was valued equally with the
diamond. Then great finds in South America and
elsewhere made it more plentiful. As its rarity decreased, so did its price.
to Greek mythology, Amethyst was a young virgin who became the object of wrath
of the Greek God Dionysus after he became intoxicated with red wine. When
Amethyst cried out to Goddess Diana for help, she immediately turned the girl
into a white, shimmering stone (quartz). When Dionysus realized what had
happened and felt remorse for his actions, his tears dripped into his goblet of
red wine. The goblet overturned, and the red wine spilled all over the white
rock, saturating it until it became the purple quartz that is now known as
amethyst derives from the ancient Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. It was
said that an amethyst could prevent the bearer from becoming excessively drunk
and also instills a sober and serious mind. It was believed that if a person
drank from a cup or goblet made entirely of amethyst, he or she would not get
drunk at all. In Greek mythology, amethyst was rock crystal dyed purple by the
tears of Dionysus, the god of wine and revelry. Ancient Egyptians used the
stone as the representative of the zodiac sign of the goat. The goat was
considered the enemy of vines and vineyards, and therefore the antidote of
has been thought to have many attributes throughout history, and all of them
are good. The stone was thought to control evil thoughts, quicken intelligence,
make a shrewd man in business, preserve soldiers from battle wounds, aid the
warrior to victory, help the hunter in search of his game, protect the wearer
from contagious diseases, and put demons to flight if the figure of a bear is
inscribed on the jewel. Amethyst was known as a gem that would bring forth the
highest, purest aspirations of human kind. Chastity, sobriety, and control over
one’s thoughts were all attributes heightened by wearing the stone. The gem
would guard against the anger of passion, and the violent or base nature of its
wearer. The stone encouraged calm, bravery, and contemplation.
has religious connotations, as well. It was one of the twelve stones that adorned
the breastplate of the high priest Aaron (Exodus 39). Amethyst later has stood
for the tribe of Dan, one of the Twelve Tribes of Israel. The Apostle Matthias and
the Guardian Angel Adnachiel spirit are associated with Amethyst, as well.
During the middle Ages, Amethyst stood for piety and celibacy and was therefore
worn by members of the Catholic Church clergy and was used to adorn crosses.
the Renaissance, Amethyst has stood for humility and modesty. Throughout the
ages, powerful and rich monarchs have used Amethyst as a symbol of royalty, and
some Amethysts even decorate the British Crown Jewels. Rumor has it that
Amethyst was a personal favorite of Queen Catherine the Great of Russia.
the stone was believed to assist prophecy and visions and to bring riches and
powers to its owners. It has always been associated with the civil and
religious classes that have ruled human cultures. In the Chinese philosophy of
Feng Shui, the amethyst enhances the wealth corner focusing on the giving and
receiving of material wealth. At the highest level, amethyst bestows the
spiritual understanding required to reach the state of bliss. It is associated
with the crown chakra at the top of the head where divine essence enters. It is
a good stone to solve discord, suggested for children and warring relatives. In
Renaissance magic, an amethyst engraved with the image of a bear was worn as a
protective amulet. In Graeco-Roman times, rings of amethyst set in bronze were
worn as charms against evil, and magical cups carved from amethyst banished
sorrow and evil from all who drank.
of the Morganite Gemstone;
Morganite is often called the Angel gemstone because many believe that
it draws love into the life of its wearer.
Morganite has existed for millions of years. However, for most of that
time it was viewed merely as nothing more than a pink form of beryl. It wasn't
until 1911, that the gem was considered for its own name. Tiffany's chief
gemologist, George Kunz, for whom the gem kunzite is named, recommended that
the unusual beryl receive its own moniker. He went on to recommend that it be
named after the well-known gem collector and world famous financier, J.P.
Morgan; hence the name Morganite. The stone comes from the same
illustrious family that produces emerald and aquamarine. Pure beryl has no
color. However, certain impurities found within the stone cause it to radiate
certain colors. In Morganite's case, the element manganese exists within the
gem, giving it pink tone that ranges from the palest of pinks to more of a
light violet. It can sometimes even be found in darker shades that are almost
reminiscent of the pink sapphires. Some even exhibit the palest coral or orange
shading. Morganite is mined today in the countries of Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar,
and the United States.
In the U.S.,
it is mined predominantly in the states of California, Connecticut, Maine, and North Carolina. The size
of the stone also plays into the depth of color that Morganite displays. Most
collectors prefer their Morganite in large sizes in order to get the benefit of
full color saturation.
also have an effect on the color and value of a Morganite stone. Because it is
hard, ranking an eight on the Mohs scale of hardness, the gem can be cut into
various shapes. This includes the fancy experimental shapes that are popular
today. While color is important with this gem, so is transparency.
Unfortunately, the two don't always go hand in hand. Some of the stones with
the deepest color possess that because they contain more impurities. However,
those impurities can often affect the clarity of the stone. For that reason,
many jewelers prefer the paler colored Morganite stones, which tend to be more
transparent in nature. Morganite is relatively rare so those who get their
hands on it tend to value it as one of their most precious jeweled treasures.
It is equally popular among gem and jewelry collectors alike. However, it is
even more difficult to find jewelry made of Morganite. Those who can will find
it necessary to pay a premium price. Because the gem is hard it is also
suitable for most types of jewelry, including necklaces, pendants, earrings,
bracelets, and rings. It requires little special care since it doesn't scratch
or break easily. However, many jewelers still recommend pouching it in cloth or
velvet before storing it with other jewelry. Cleaning Morganite is simple
as well. You can use gentle gemstone jewelry cleaner or a mild soap with water
and a soft brush. While it can be immersed in ultra-sonic cleaners, most
jewelers do not recommend using that process. Morganite is often called
the angel gem because many believe that it draws love into the life of its
wearer. Psychics also believe that the gem is helpful in communicating with
spirit guides and guardian angels. The gem is further believed to generate
compassion, sympathy, empathy, and patience in those who wear or carry it. Some
claim that the stone helps them to focus their life on the positive and chases
away unnecessary stress. It relaxes its owner, leaving him or her with a
peaceful feeling of joy. The gem also has healing powers. It is used to
help those suffering from diseases of the respiratory system like emphysema and
tuberculosis. However, it is also helpful with simple asthma, sore throats, and
atypical breathing problems. A few believe that it also helps those who are
suffering from heart disease. New age healers claim that the stone can
clear as well as energize the heart chakra. Because the gem encourages a
reverence for life, it is believed to be helpful in opening the body to natural
healing powers. Morganite is associated with the astrological sign of
Libra and the numerological number three.
History of the Forest
Green Peridot gemstone;
is the National gemstone of Egypt.
Ancient Egyptians knew it as “the gem of the sun.”
is named after the French word Peritot, meaning gold, because the mineral can
vary towards this color. Peridot is the birthstone for the month of August. It
is also the stone given to celebrate the 16th year of marriage. Peridot has a
very long written history. Ancient papyri record the mining of these stones as
early as 1500 BC. The main source of Peridot in the ancient world was TopazoIsland (now Zabargad or St. John’s Island)
in the Egyptian Red
Sea. In Ancient times, peridot stones were used for carved
talismans. Island habitants were forced to collect the gems for the Pharaoh’s
treasury. Legend says that jealous watchers who had orders to put to death any
trespassers guarded the entire island. The story continues that the miners
worked in the daytime as well as night, as the gems could be found after
nightfall due to their radiance. The miners would mark the spot at night for
retrieval the following day.
is the National gem of Egypt. Ancient
Egyptians knew it as “the gem of the sun.” Peridot was mined for over 3,500
years on St Johns Island. As late as the 19th Century, the
Kedhive ofEgypt had a monopoly on
the mines. At one point, the island’s exact whereabouts became a mystery for
several centuries until being rediscovered in 1905. Joel Aram, from the “Color
Encyclopedia of Gemstones 2nd Edition,” writes “Zabargad is an island in the Red Sea that is often shrouded in fog, making
it difficult for ancient navigators to find. The location has been lost in
fact, for centuries, and was rediscovered in about 1905. The island is located
35 miles of the Egyptian coastal port ofBerenica.” In the 19th Century, the
mines on Zabargad Island produced
millions of dollars worth of Peridot. After 1905, production of the gems
peaked, but by the late 1930’s it tapered off to practically nothing and
reached a virtual stand still in 1958, when the mines were nationalized.
Although parcels of St. Johns Peridot still come into the market
once in a while, it is not known whether it is new or old. Most assume it is
was known in old times as Chrysolite. The name Chysolite however, was used at a
time when we did not have the ability to so accurately identify stones as we do
today. The word “Chrysolite” was also used for some colors of Topaz until we
began to be able to recognize the differences between these stones.
upon a time, ecclesiastical treasures in European cathedrals included some
fine, large Peridots, but wars and pillage have dispersed many of them. The
ones that disappeared probably do exist today but have been cut down to smaller
size and set in jewelry.
middle ages, Europeans brought Peridot stones back from the Crusades to
decorate church plates and robes. Peridot was also known to ancient Hebrews and
is listed both as one of the stones used by Aaron and found in the text of the
a coup d’etat in 1962, that left the country a socialist totalitarian state
controlled by its army, Burma was
a thriving peridot producer, principally in its North Central Mogok district. Now,Burma is in economic shambles, completely
poor and depressed. The only Burmese Peridot available now is decent, but far
from great, yet the price is a hundred times that of Burma’s best before the country was
shut off from the world. Politics are the reason Burma can no longer be counted on for
Peridot. Burma still produces some gemstones, but mining is clandestine and
most goods are passed onto the outside world through a rather elaborate network
of smugglers. Thailand is actually a cheap conduit for
famous large Peridot gem adorning the shrine of the Three Holy Kings in the
cathedral atCologne was for
centuries, believed to be an emerald, and only identified as Peridot late in
the last century. A few jewelry historians are now convinced that some, maybe
all of the emeralds Cleopatra was famous for wearing, were not actually
Emeralds, but Peridots from Egypt. This
Emerald-looking shade of green is almost never encountered in Peridots under
ten carats. To find stones of such color, one must look in Egypt and Burma, where
production has reached a virtual standstill in recent years.
has long been called “an Evening Emerald,” for under artificial light, the
stone glows a brilliant green. Peridot is similar to the emerald but softer in
intensity. Peridots of two or three carats are expensive, and a fine
eight-carat stone is extremely rare. Any stones beyond eight carats are
collectors or museum pieces. Two of the finest peridot displays containing some
of the largest and best specimens are in the American Museum of
Natural History in New York City and
the Field Museum in Chicago. The Smithsonian
Institution in Washington DC has
a cut Peridot stone of 310 carats.
history, there have been many legends that state the strong magical power that
Peridot possesses. Legend says that if the gem is set in gold, it will develop
its full potential as a talisman and will have the power to dispel terrors of
the night- fears and bad dreams. However, according to Pliny the Elder, the
Great Roman authority on such matters, for Peridots to work their strongest
magic, they must be worn on the right arm.
experts believe that the second gemstone in Aaron’s breastplate was a Peridot.
There is also an argument that has never been settled as to which gem was used
as the seventh foundation stone for the New Jerusalem of the Bible. Some
authorities maintain that this too was Peridot. Another note about the power of
the gemstone is contained in a statement made by the Bishop ofMainz about 1,100 years ago to the effect
that “…in the Peridot is shown true spiritual preaching accompanied by
has been long considered to be an aid to friendship and supposedly frees the
mind of envious thoughts. It is also supposed to protect the wearer from the
evil eye. Other legends credit peridot with bringing happiness and good cheer,
attracting lovers, and strengthening the eyes. Pliny wrote that Peridot is dull
during daylight hours but will glow like a hot coal by night.
sources say that in ancient times, cups or other vessels made of peridot were
used in healing because medicinal liquids drunk from them were more effective.
In 1502 in Venice, Kunz cited the manuscript which
relates the ancient practice of using a piece of Peridot upon which was carved
an ass to assist a person with a skill or prophesy. On the other hand, the engraving
of a totem or a vulture allowed the stone to have control over various demonic
spirits as well as the winds.
History of the
Red Garnet gemstone;“Christian tradition considered the blood-red garnet gemstone as a
symbol of Christ’s sacrifice”
is the birthstone for January and the stone that celebrates the 2nd anniversary
of marriage. The name “garnet” comes from the Latin word “Garanatus,” meaning “seed
like,” in reference to a pomegranate. This reference makes sense as small
garnets look like the bright red seeds you find inside in a pomegranate. The
garnet has been a popular gem throughout history. Garnets were found as beads
in a necklace worn by a young man in a grave that dates back to 3000 B.C. This
is proof of the hardness and durability of the stone.
King of Saxony is said to have had a garnet of
over 465 carats. Plato had his portrait engraved on a garnet by a Roman
engraver. Bohemia, now a part of Czechoslovakia, was once a tremendous source
of garnet, and at one time, cutting, polishing, and mounting garnets was a very
rich industry in that country. Many Bohemian castles and churches had magnificent
interiors decorated with garnet. Bohemian garnets are famous even today, known
for their small but beautiful stones set close to each other resembling a
pomegranate. Garnet jewelry is still found in the Czech Republic,
with the stones still arranged in the traditional, tightly joined way. This
ensures that the attraction of the classical Garnet pieces is caused only by
the beauty of its stones. The Anglo-Saxons were also fond of garnets. Their
jewelry was set with garnets mounted in many forms.
were highly popular in Europe, in 18th and
19th centuries. They were frequently used for jewelry in the Victorian times.
In Old Spain,
the pomegranate was a favorite, and as a result of this, so was the garnet. In
Spanish astrology, the garnet once represented the sun. In ancient times,
garnet was known as”Carbuncle,” which relates to the color and refers to a boil
or blister. This name was also applied to other red stones, but to the garnet
Collegiate Dictionary describes the garnet as “a brittle and more or less
transparent red silicate mineral that has a vitreous luster, occurs in many
crystals but also in massive forms and in grains, is found commonly in gneiss
and mica schist, and is used as a semiprecious stone and as an abrasive.”
Garnet is one of the most plentiful stones. There is hardly any other gem that
unites such a broad spectrum of color and luster, as well as rarity and size of
widely varying gemstones. For example, the precious green uvarovite garnet from
the Urals is an almost priceless gemstone due to the fact that it only forms in
fairly large crystals.
is actually a group name for the silicate minerals almandine, pyrope,
spessartine, grossular, andradite, mozambique and uvarovite, so the
garnet is a far more diverse gem than its name suggests. All of these garnet
minerals share similar cubic crystal structure and chemical composition. Gem
quality garnet occurs in many countries, and beautifully formed crystals have
been prized for over 5000 years.
time, there have been many ancient traditions and legends about the garnet. In
medieval times, the stones were thought to cure depression, protect against bad
dreams, and relieve diseases of the liver, as well as hemorrhages. According to
legend, Noah used a finely cut, glowing garnet to illuminate the ark during
those dark wet days and nights. Hebrew writers include the garnet as one of the
twelve gems in Aaron’s breastplate. Christian tradition considered the
blood-red garnet as a symbol of Christ’s sacrifice. The Koran holds that the
garnet illuminates the Fourth Heaven of the Moslems. The Greeks said it guarded
children from drowning. It was also thought to be potent against poisons.
Greek mythology, a pomegranate is referenced as a gift of love and is
associated with eternity. Nowadays, Garnet remains as a gift of love and is
traditionally given for the 19th anniversary of marriage. It may also be used
as a gift for two-year and six-year anniversaries. Moreover, Garnet is symbolic
of a quick return and separated love, since Hades had given a pomegranate to
Persephone before she left him to ensure her speedy return. Therefore, Garnet
may be given to a beloved before embarking on a trip, as it is believed to heal
the broken bonds of lovers.
has been said that a garnet engraved with the figure of a lion is an all around
effective charm that will protect and preserve health, cure the wearer of all
disease, bring him honors, and guard him from all the possible perils in
traveling. It was also said to warn the wearer of approaching danger and was
long ago carried as a protective talisman. One writer wrote that if a garnet
loses its luster and shine, it is a sure sign of coming disaster. There may be
an affinity between garnets and the warrior tradition. It is recorded that
garnets have been used as pellets by a group of native people of India, shot
from bows. The tribal belief was that the stone would inflict wounds, which
would be particularly bloody.
history of garnet’s ability to bring about transformation is found in many
books. Thelma Isaacs writes that “garnets used for healing were usually
almandine and pyrope, the red and purple-red transparent minerals. They were
thought to counter melancholy and act as a heart stimulant. In ancient times,
there were some who believed that gazing at a red garnet could lead to passion,
anger, and even apoplexy.” Barbara Walker believes that “garnet blood magic was
left over from ancient ideas of the life-giving powers of uterine blood.”
Garnet was named from granatum, the pomegranate, a red-jeweled womb symbol ever
since the matriarchal age. Because of these ancient connections with feminine
life force, it was sometimes thought that only women should wear garnets.
the light Green Topaz;
Egyptian practices, it is the symbol of Ra, the Sun god, who was the giver of
writer Pliny the Elder used the island’s name for a yellowish green stone found
there, and it soon became the name for most yellow stones. Topaz was once
predominantly found there but is now also found in Brazil,
Nigeria, Australia, Burma,
Greeks and Romans greatly valued topaz as a gemstone. In medieval times, small
wine-yellow Saxonian Topaz was mined at Schneckenstein in the Erzgebirge Mountains
in Saxony Germany,
and several rulers wore these specimens in jewelry. Deep mining was later used
at the site from 1737 to 1800. Topaz was always a prized and rare stone from
the time of the middle Ages until discoveries of large deposits in Brazil
in the mid 19th century. Nowadays it is much more popular and very affordable.
the “Braganza” diamond (1,640 carats) was found in Ouro Preto, Brazil.
It was set in the Portuguese crown, and was thought to be the largest diamond
ever found. The fact that it was a diamond was never confirmed, and it is now
believed to have been a colorless Topaz.
one of the stones selected by Aaron for his priestly breastplate. He placed it
on there as the second stone in the first row of stones. Topaz is also found as
one of the stones in Revelation and is one of the stones of the apocalypse. In
Egyptian practices, it is the symbol of Ra, the Sun god, who was the giver of
life. In Europe, Topaz became strongly linked
with Apollo, who is also a solar being.
majority of Topaz is colorless and is called white Topaz. The next most
abundant color of Topaz is blue and green. The most frequently seen stones in
jewelry are the shades yellow or sherry brown, and pink. Clear, pink, blue and
honey-yellow varieties of Topaz are especially valued. The most sought after
and expensive colors are called “Imperial Topaz.” In the past, it was thought
that all yellow gems were Topaz and that all topaz was yellow. We now know
Topaz varies in color from pale blue and colorless, to yellow, orange, brown
and pink. The pink stones so popular in Victorian jewelry were produced by
heat-treating golden-brown topaz from Brazil.
History of the
Imperial Pink Topaz gemstone;
is also known as Imperial Topaz.
The name Topaz was most likely
derived from an island in the Red
Sea, now Zabargad but formerly Topazo, which is the ancient source of peridot.
Red and pink
Topaz gems were used in the jewelry of the 18th and 19th Century Russian
Czarinas and earned the name "Imperial Topaz". During the middle
Ages, Topaz was thought to heal both physical and mental disorders and prevent
death. The Greeks believed it had power to increase strength and to make its
wearer invisible; the Romans believed it had power to improve eyesight; the
Egyptians wore it as an amulet to protect them from injury.
famous Topaz is a colorless topaz that was originally thought to be a diamond.
It is a 1680-carat stone known as the "Braganza Diamond" set in the
Portuguese Crown Jewels. Another beautiful Topaz is in the Green Vault in Dresden which has one of the world's most
impressive gem collections.
Topaz is composed of aluminum fluorosilicate which contains both
fluorine and hydroxyl. The coloring agents in Topaz are iron and chromium.
Deposits are associated with pegmatite or secondary placers.
Discovered around 1760 in the Ouro Preto (meaning Black gold) district
of Minas Gerais Brazil is a mine called Capão that only produces this
particular color of Topaz. The Topaz hailing from this particular area can
range in color from a pastel yellow to a rich golden hue. The pink color can range
from a peachy pink (also known as Imperial) to a vibrant, bright pastel pink
known as Precious Pink Topaz. The pink color is the most valuable of the topaz
family which commands a higher price in the market.
is the largest and oldest commercially viable mine for imperial topaz in the
world. It is an open cast mine, where weathered Topaz-quartz-calcite veins are
mined. The gravel is transported by a dredge bucket to the hydraulic washing
station. The clay is removed with huge water cannons and the rocks in the
material are transported to a belt where the gems are sorted. The result of
processing many tons of clay is a few dozen topaz crystals per day.
& Handling of Pink Topaz
Blue and golden/yellow Topaz is typically irradiated while imperial and
pink topazes are heat treated to deepen the color. The pink is carefully heated
in a specific environment to drive off the yellow/orange tint and leave the
pink color. The heating process is fine sciences that must be carefully
calculated produce these fine colors.
Care must be
taken during polishing and setting of pink Topaz because of the danger of
cleavage. The best cleaning method is the use of warm soapy water. Avoid using
an ultrasonic machine. Also, avoid prolonged exposure to light and heat as well
as sharp blows or sudden temperature changes.
Simulated Lab-Created Gemstone;
primary advantage of simulated lab-created gemstones is the lower cost for
consumers. These man-made gems are offered for a fraction of the price of
natural stones. This allows buyers to own a gemstone that looks, feels and has
the same composition as the real thing without having to also deal with the
hefty price tag attached to natural gemstones.
are an excellent example of the beauty that nature creates. These precious and
semi-precious stones are formed by heat and pressure beneath the surface of the
earth. Diamonds, the most venerated of precious jewel, are formed when carbon
is put under great pressure. Attempts to make diamonds in a lab began in the
1800’s with cheap carbon and intense heat and pressure to imitate the role that
the earth plays in the process. It is unclear whether these early attempts at created
gemstones produced actual lab-created diamonds or simulated diamonds.
gemstones are, by definition, stones that not only look like the real thing but
have the same mineral composition as the standard for a specific gemstone. To
create these in-lab jewels, scientists study the chemical composition and
natural formation process of real gems. They then attempt to re-create the
process in the lab with the same materials as exist in nature. There is one
small difference, however - manmade stones do not have inclusions and other
imperfections that natural stones have. Simulated stones are also made in a
laboratory. They do not share the name of lab-created, however, because they
are made with a different process and have a different composition. Like a
three-dimensional simulation, these imitation stones are merely a mirage. They
look like their parent stone, but that is as far as the similarities go. Unlike
stones referred to as lab-created, simulated stones do not have the same
chemical make-up as a real stone. They also do not have the same density and
often do not feel the same to touch. Cubic zirconia, which imitates the look of
a diamond, is one commonly simulated gemstone.
advantage of simulated lab-created gemstones is the lower cost for consumers.
These man-made gems are offered for a fraction of the price of natural stones.
This allows buyers to own a gemstone that looks, feels and has the same
composition as the real thing without having to also deal with the hefty price
tag attached to natural gemstones. Another advantage to lab-created and
simulated gemstones is that they eliminate the need to seek gems in the natural
world and all of the dangers associated with that process. Gems are mined
beneath the earth’s surface, which can be very dangerous for the workers who
undertake this venture. There are, however, disadvantages to lab-created
gemstones. Because markets are flooded with low-priced alternatives to natural
gems, some worry that the demand for higher priced jewels may drop over time.
Some are also concerned that lab-created diamonds are being passed off as the
real thing. To combat this worry, special equipment was created to make it
easier to spot the lab-created stones. To many, these man-made gems are an
almost too perfect version of their natural counterparts. Without inclusions,
some feel they are fakes, even though they have the same makeup as real gems.
These flawless stones, although popular as a cheap alternative, are still not
as revered as the real stones that come complete with inclusions. The continued
love for real gemstones is buried in history and gem tradition, and for many,
lab-created stones are just not the same.
Sometimes an item may have an overlay of genuine silver on top of
another metal. This is called silver plating.
The originators of
silver-plating were George Richards Elkington and Henry Elkington who began
their research in times of the industrial revolution. By the 1830's they had
patented their processes and 1840 saw the technique of electro-plating brought
John Culme, in his
Directory of Gold and Silversmiths, said that "Elkington Electroplate was
soon accepted with the result that the firm allowed a number of manufacturers
to use the technique under license. Among the earliest granted were those of
Christofle & Cie of France".
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